Not too long ago, I was high in the sky looking down at the white fluffy clouds below me wondering where my life was headed next. My decisions and everything else that came to mind, mainly wondering if being there in that moment was best for me. I kept looking around at others, maybe someone to talk too just to get my mind off of things, but instead told myself that nobody wants to talk about here. My mind doesn’t stop, I’m constantly thinking about the good, bad, and the ugly. So I pressed a button, then a lady appeared with a ginger ale and pretzels. I snacked then decided to sleep it off until we landed.
Having only just graduated and had no idea what I wanted to do. While everyone else was moving in and getting ready for their unforgettable experience of a lifetime, I was bumbling my way out of baggage claim to the street to try and find my ride. And instantly, cab drivers are in my face trying to get me to use their car service. This city was all about the hustle, but didn’t realize how quickly I would see it. Finally, my ride arrives. I hop in the car and I’m pleased to see my uncle and grandma. I haven’t seen them in forever, so we had tons to talk about, but avoided questions about what my next move was. On the drive to my Grandma’s house I couldn't stop looking in awe at all the brick homes, greenery and aggressive drivers. It felt as if I went back in time because all the buildings on Atlantic Avenue looked as if they were from the 1800’s to the 1970’s and have
Despite the fact that the alarm is blaring at an earlier time than usual, I couldn’t be anymore ecstatic. I’d forgotten what it’s like to wake up in the City that never sleeps. Quickly getting dressed and running out the door, I look over my schedule. Still in disbelief that I’m actually here, and the fact that the city is my campus still amazes me. I make it through the hustle and bustle of the city streets that only New York can provide. I run into some girls that I recognized from orientation who seem to be lost, I point them in the right direction of the D train. Already knowing the Subway and street systems definitely helps me out and makes me happy to know I can help fellow students as well. New York City was my playground as a child,
The sounds of the city penetrated the walls of the cab as we drove through the streets of Manhattan. I could hardly wait to partake in the action that was happening outside. The buildings themselves were an amazing site to behold. The buildings took on personalities of their own. Each building was bigger and more graceful than the next. When lights were added to the mix it was a dazzling combination. The city itself felt like a great big hug, and I felt overwhelmed by its power. The city allowed me to become part of it just like many others many years ago who immigrated to this awesome city. As I was looking out of the cab I finally got to see in person the sight of all sights; Times Square. The main juncture of
As I walked up the stairs, my nose was flooded with an aroma of fresh paint, wood chips, liquid makeup, and dusty props. I could feel the energy of the room buzzing with excitement, ambition, and a common mindset to make this the best performance yet. I was in my happy place for the second time in my life. I was on the stage. The string of rehearsals and performances that followed lead me to fall in love with performing.
I typed in my destination in my GPS and I pulled out my mother’s drive way. As I started driving thoughts enter my mind as this is a very big deal. I could not stop smiling. Not only was this my first big drive, it was my first big move on my own. I was moving to Houston for graduate, where I would be staying in my first apartment. I could not believe it was happening, it seem as if I have waited forever for this moment.
I started my day like I had every day for the previous seven months. Wondering if today would end with me laying ice cold and lifeless in a coffin. Seven months prior, I got my first E.K.G., I found out there was something drastically wrong my heart. Spontaneously, my heart would beat at a vigorous pace exceeding far past a normal heart rate. These spontaneous fits of speed were impossible to control and felt as though I was slowly being stabbed in the heart by a dull and rotten blade. Every breath I took would plunge the knife deeper into my chest. Then, at the point where I felt as though my heart may erupt out of my chest it would finally slow. I would catch my breath and my day would continue. I lived in a consistent cycle of fear and acceptance that each day could be my last. I feared the day may come that my accelerated heart rate may not slow down. Finally seven months later, the doctors were able to diagnose me with Supraventricular Tachycardia. I was immediately scheduled for surgery.
Tic! Tic! Tic! Jerry was about to go down. The best moment of his life. His best friend was right next to him about to experience the same as he. Ah! It was all a dream. He woke up and ran downstairs ready to munch on some breakfest. He saw his mom making bacon and eggs (his favorite). After he ate his breakfast he was excited to get a call from his best friend John who had a lot of questions.Finally John asked,“Can you go to the amusement park today?”
Morning brought with it heavy rain, the nail-like droplets pelleted against the rim of my helmet and gathered in a puddle between my feet where I sat. The rippling pool brought a sense of peacefulness to the harsh conditions the trenches brought. The rain muffled the sounds of stray gunfire and stomach-curdling screams, it helped to take my mind off of what were to come over the course of the next few days. The things Ive seen will never be forgotten, visions of people I considered brothers being torn apart by enemy fire only metres away from me ingrained into my mind, sights of explosions crippling those anywhere near them constantly relaying through my brain. I always thought fighting for my country would be my proudest moment but no level of patriotism could prepare even the strongest willed of men for the sadistic and unthinkable acts that take place here. Never in my life did I think I would kill a man, a changed person I was the day we stormed the beach. Sure it was only days ago but I will never forget that night, bullets hammering down from the steep cliffs, piercing the flesh and muscle of anyone that were to stand in its way. The adrenaline made things feel unreal, screams, gunshots, cries for help. I've never ran so fast in my life, conveying from one form of cover to the other with only hopes of making it out alive. It took 25 minutes to overcome the enemy's outpost but it felt like an eternity, scaling the rocky cliff preparing myself to put an end to the
It was the morning of January 1st , 2017 at 7:31 A.M. when my whole life changed, I became a mother to Saint Christopher Corona. My life had just begun. I had become a young mother at the age of nineteen. I knew there was tough obstacles coming my way; but my life was changing for the better. When I first laid eyes on my son and gave him his first hug and kiss, I fell deeply in love with him. From there on out I knew everything would be worth it.
I once heard a saying, “Your hardest times, often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith. It will all be worth it in the end.” It all began on----> June 22, 2005. Boohoo, I Whimpered. It was a murderous weep, like a Murderous lion trying to eat an innocent deer. So one day, well the first day I ever experienced light was June 22, 2005. My Mother would always say “You’re certainly a prodigy.” I was born on a military base called 29 palms in California. My Biological Mother was named Elica. She was horrible. She made horrible choices and I'm glad that I was adopted when I was eight months old From June 22, 2005 to June 22, 2006, I always took a bath in the sink. I took a bath in the sink because I was small and I wouldn't fit in a bathtub, obviously haha
I looked up and saw a smiling baby with blue eyes, so sweet and innocent. Who knew life would throw these obstacles at us? Only a few days old and her future was in jeopardy. The young child had already pushed through life changing surgeries. Personal experiences effect everybody, some happy while others are not as joyful. Sometimes all you can do is hope that there is a chance things can go your way. But the hardest part is staying strong for those you love.
As I walked out of the airport, the burst of hot humid air swept across my face. The sky was soft and clear, and the sun was shining brighter than nights stars. The streets were busy with traffic, it reminded me of Times Square. All around me, there were Coconut trees taller than 80 feet, with long rich green leaves that were used for shade. In the horizon, mountains hugged each other, as birds danced together in the distance. To my right, fellow passengers brushed by me in a rush to find their families, and reunite with loved ones. Strangers shuffled by me in every direction, in a hurry to get home. There were small shops on every corner, trying to sell anything from hand crafted jewelry to bottles of water. I looked around with awe, I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. As I glanced to my left, a short older woman, about 5'2 with hair whiter than snow and skin bronzed by the sun, came running in my direction. She had a smile ear to ear and her arms were open wide. As she came closer I realized it was my grandmother. Once her arms wrapped
In life we often experience moments that change who we are and how we come to be. These moments immediately spark something inside of us and inspire us to change our future. As for me, this moment did not transpire until my twenties. Before this moment, I gave my parents a heart attack every other week because I was taking every class at school imaginable to try and find my little niche in this world. Until that time, I often had a different idea of my potential self every other week. I was constantly changing who I was and how I was going to get there. My “Plan A” at the time was to become a rock star and my “Plan B” was to win the lottery and to never have to worry about working ever again. Technically, that is still an option because you never truly know. However, it wasn’t until this particular day that I realized what I wanted to be.
When reminiscing on my past I’m able to recall the certain moments, which have led to a path where I find myself at a cross road. Searching through the databases of my mind, I’m reminded of cherished memories, though I attempt to pinpoint the times in which I have been successful in my decision making; I cannot help but deliberate whether my past conveyed such a challenging decision. My future is unpredictable, and my choices will decide my prolonged existence; positive or negative I must act on them now, or else I will miss the train to my forthcoming. Through the life changing moments, which led to my admiration for the ones close to me; I have found what identifies me as an individual. Nonetheless, will it be enough for the rapid pace at which my future emerges?
Mother Nature was always a big and a respectful attraction to me, we come and are part of Mother Nature. I was raised at my grandmother’s farm in a remote village of my native country Peru. Food and livestock were available right there for us, as well as pesticides. However, there was no information about the pesticides’ side effects; schools and medical facilities were hours away from us.
Have you ever encountered a tragic moment and saved someone’s life? All of a sudden I was the only one that could help because everyone else was in shock. The bravest moment of my life that surprised me was giving CPR to a man in a restaurant.